WHUT (Howard University Television)
together, what does it mean, it significant? particularly, justice roberts' vote? >> good morning. it is a tree to be here. i am one of your most loyal fans. last year, we had a blockbuster case with the court deciding the constitutionality of president obama's health care law. to many, the decision was a surprise. the chief justice had a majority to basically find the act constitutional under the government cost taxing powers. many were surprised, many expected the court to rule health care unconstitutional. so i think to most of us it was gratifying position, but at the same time, there were elements that more recent, particularly, language in the opinion that essentially said this chief justice, along with a majority, would have found the act unconstitutional under the commerce clause. why that is important is because so much of the foundation of progressive reform in this country, going back to the new deal, is based on the commerce clause. so there are ominous signs for the future, and we have no idea what will happen, but obviously, this was a very smart move by the chief justice.
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